By Emmanuel Ebimoh
Arsenal were a little too hot for Leicester City in their third round Carabao Cup clash at the King Power Stadium last night as the Gunners came out 2-0 winners. Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs gave the Gunners the lead with a second-half own goal in the 57th minute and Eddie Nketiah forced a stoppage time winner to confirm the victory for Arsenal on the night. Despite the changes made by both sides for the game, Mikel Arteta’s side were able to maintain their 100% winning start to the season and secured a possible trip to Anfield to face Liverpool if the Premier League champions can beat Lincoln City in their game today.
In another game of the night, Everton also continued their strong start to the season as they walloped League One side, Fleetwood Town, 5-2. Alex Iwobi was on hand to secure his first goal of the season and also made an assist for a goal as his Everton side cruised on to set up a fourth round clash against West Ham in the competition.
Chelsea trashed Barnsley 6-0 at Stamford Bridge as new signing Kai Havertz scored his first hat-trick for the club, while another English Premier League club, Newcastle United, were also on fire last night as they walloped League Two side, Morecambe, 7-0.
In today’s Carabao Cup games, Liverpool will travel to play Lincoln City, while Manchester City will host Championship side, Bournemouth.